Does anyone know whether octodon.social is blocking maly.io ? I tried to follow-back a friend from the former (I am on the latter) and it is failing on a 503.
Many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so. Unacceptable. https://apnews.com/828aefab64d4411bac257a07c1af0ecb
"With the rise of self-driving vehicles, eventually there will be a country song about a truck leaving a guy, too."
I popped back onto social media after a long break, needing to touch base with some folks after my phone broke. Show more
I learned that:
* Twitter is way too full of rage-fairy-ism. I wasn't imagining it.
* Ostatus is better, but not perfect, in this regard.
* I have too many communications channels. I forgot where to find some people, and some of mine were so disused that people started ignoring them.
* My phone is annoyingly central to my getting things done. Not entirely a SPOF, but close.
request for communication advice Show more
@verity 1) Apologize for not including her in the decision, not for the decision. It doesn't matter whether the decision was right or wrong.
2) The three of you should make a plan for decision-making on things that impact the household so all have a chance to be included, then stick to it.
3) Test that process by using it to revisit original decision with the input of all.
@BradyDale Hey there. I still peek on occasionally. I probably should more. Regarding OSCOIN, I've read both the medium article and their site, but neither provides a meaningful amount of information on the mechanisms proposed. This makes me *very* skeptical. Trying to garner attention based on intentions alone, without specifying methods, is at best a sign of inexperience and naivete, and at worst an attempt to distract from issues with the methods.
@frankiesaxx I'd read everything in my tiny local library by the time I was 11 or so. We had an inter-library loan system, but other libraries looked down on us for being a poor, illiterate area and often wouldn't loan books to us even when they were contractually obligated to.
I nearly cried when I discovered Amazon (I was 13 or 14). It was the first time I had real access to books.
@frankiesaxx Honestly, they have some corners of severe dysfunction, but no more than is probably inevitable in an organization that size. On the whole, I think they do more good than bad, especially taking into account the things that they've given isolated and disadvantaged parts of America access to for the first time. I wouldn't be willing to work there, but as a consumer I'm a fan.
@frankiesaxx I'll second that and pile on:
Amazon is amazing, stop whining. Only rich neighborhoods ever had bookstores; poor, uneducated places can't sustain them. I couldn't buy books before Amazon because I couldn't afford to get an adult to drive me that far.
By the time I was a parent, I lived in places that had bookstores and came to hate them. They stocked the kids' section with toys and distractions that kept reluctant readers from reading, so where's the experience I came to buy?